Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 OTS LHD

Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 OTS
Light Tan
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Released in October 1964, the E-type 4.2 litre became the more desirable Jaguar sports car, due to its all-syncro gearbox, improved Lockhead brake servo and of course it’s bigger engine, which was built to compete with the larger V8 engines being developed in the U.S at the time. Asides from the ‘4.2’ badge, the cars external appearance remained untouched from its original 3.8 body shape, however for many Jaguar enthusiasts, the Series 1 4.2 is the ultimate and more desirable performance Jaguar E-Type.

Presented here is a wonderful example of a matching numbers 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 OTS in left-hand drive. An immaculate car inside and out, finished in eye-catching Silver with reupholstered Light Tan interior and Black mohair hood.

This superb Series 1 was manufactured on 30th November 1965, as recorded in the JHDT Certificate present in the vehicles history file, left the factory finished in Black and paired with a Light Tan leather interior and black mohair hood. The car was dispatched in December the same year to a Peter Lindner in Frankfurt, Germany, a famous racing driver & Jaguar import specialist.

Peter Lindner was best known for being a successful businessman and famous racer back in the 50’s/60’s. CEO of a German dealership which in 1953 took on Jaguar representation, at only 27 years old Lindner became a huge player in the car sales world. In 1957 Lindner turned his focus to racing with co-driver Peter Nocker. Both Lindner and Nocker had a very successful racing history, with their most iconic race car being there lightweight Jaguar E-Type which was later referred to as a ‘low-drag E-Type’. Due to its reduced air resistance, the Jaguar racer soon becoming the fastest E-Type of its era. Sadly in October 1964 Lindner’s elegant streamliner E-Type was badly damaged in an accident at the 1000km race in Montlhery, Paris, which took Lindner’s life. Just over a year later our stunning Series 1 4.2 FHC was delivered to Lindner’s dealership.

The first recorded owner for this stunning Series 1 was Allen Wayne Popkes, a member of the US Armed Forces who was stationed in Germany at the time. It is believed this car has spent the majority of its life in Europe until the early 2000s, where the Series 1 was imported to Italy and would soon be treated to a full comprehensive restoration.

In early 2002, the E-Type began its full restoration, where the owner had the Series 1 colour changed from Black to its current stunning Silver, while the interior was reupholstered and kept original in Light Tan leather. The E-Type history provides a detailed photographic recording, during 2001 – 2005, of the restoration process featuring a selection of images covering from its strip down, body work, paint and full engine, carbs and IRS rebuild.

On top of its restoration this Series 1 4.2 has been fitted with several desirable upgrades that allows the car to keep up with modern traffic. Mechanical upgrades include:
• Electronic cooling fan
• Electronic ignition
• Koni classic shock absorbers
• High torque starter

With its period correct finishes and materials, the cars interior offers a classic and comfortable feel which is complemented by an overall immaculate appearance. It is clear from the cars detailed engine bay and original looking reupholstered leather interior that no expense has been sparred during its restoration, including keeping the car a highly desirable original all matching numbers E-Type, worthy of any serious classic car collection.

As a result of this E-Types full restoration and desirable upgrades, this Series 1 is a pleasure and joy to drive. A brilliant investment that is ready to be both used and admired, if you are interested in this example of a all matching numbers car, please email Marcus or call us on 01732 852762.

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